Party time all year round – we want to go or sometimes we are obliged to go! Into our wardrobe for our party clothes and for the ladies this often means the party shoes. We all know – the ones with the higher heels and narrower toes. They did look so eye-catching on the shelf in the shop and it was the instant lure that conjured up a vision in the mind of daintily gliding and even dancing being the centre of attention in this pair of beautiful shoes. It is true when they were tried on it was a struggle to stand, let alone walk! But feeling and looking sexy the mind was convinced that the beautiful shoes could be ‘worn in’ and would be as comfortable as the slippers by the time of the very special occasion!
But this hasn’t happened. Nor will it because heels force your feet into an unnatural position, your toes up against the front of your shoe and do terrible things to your ankles, knees, hips and back. Sucked in again! The mind thought “no not this time it won’t, I just want the sexy look – the feel!.” The mind was taken over by desire! A frequent cause of a broken ankle in women is the wearing of high heels. They also cause feet deformities by crunching our toes at the front of the shoes. And the prance gait – what is does to our backs!
We all are sensible, intelligent grown women – but why do we do things like this to ourselves? I am sure it is a mixture of advertising, beliefs – that we look better in heels, a desire to be feminine and social pressure.
There are many films where the lead female runs, literally runs, in heels for the entire film. From the 1920’s until the present day there is a social expectation that women need to wear heels to look smart and feminine. It could be speculated that men have encouraged some of these beliefs in the past. Yet I wonder what the new age guy thinks today – if we asked them what would most men today say about the look of a woman in high heels and the impact of the heels on their lovely’s body?
We empathise with you at Happy Feet Pedorthics! I have to say I wear the high heels in my private time – from the car to the table and an occasional dance. I feel sexy but my feet are so sore! At Happy Feet Pedorthics be savvy about how you shop for your party shoes. Book a time with us for a free footwear health check and learn some glues. If it is that you are best for your foot health to have a pair of Happy Feet Pedorthics party shoes we encourage you to go with full energy – styli clothes, personality plus and happy feet!
Do your feet – all the bones, muscles, joints, nerves, tendons, skin and all the rest a favour – make the decision to treat them by only purchasing and wearing shoes which mean the best party with happy feet!.
Clare Nelson CPed CM AU